Autocross event May 20th

WRAPUP: A cold day brought out a half dozen CMMC members.

The three morning runs were in the dry, and the three afternoon runs were in the damp. A fun time was had by all!!

Huge thanks to the Windy City Miata Club for sharing this event with us

Photos by Mark |

Video by Rob#1 | Rob#2 | Rob#3 |


Number Class Driver Car Time
441 V Jim 02 MINI S 00:54.705
530 U Marco 04 MINI S 00:55.804
250 V Dustin 05 MINI 00:57.139
49 U Jaclyn 05 Elise 00:57.262
285 V Vanko 06 MINI S 00:59.776
476 V Alfredo 06 MINI S 01:00.353
292 V Cliff 05 MINI S 01:01.833
210 V Mark 05 MINI S 01:05.042

Full results are posted here

The Windy City Miata Club (WCMC) has invited the Chicago MINI Motoring club to attend their Autocross event on May 20th as their guests. Come on out to watch or compete!!

WHEN: Sunday May 20th, show up at about 8:30 so you can be there and ready for the manditory drivers meeting at 9:15. This will be a most of the day event ending at about 4:00

WHERE: College of Lake CountyHOW MUCH: As a guest of the WCMC we will be getting a discounted rate of only $20

OTHER STUFF: We will be racing in guest class V. You will need a DOT approved helmet and tape, polish or magnets tp mark your race number on your car. Please remove all items that can be jostled around inside your car and trunk for safety. Check the FAQ and Rules sections for more information. If you have additional questions, please post them here and we will try to get an answer for you.

Please comment below if you are interested in attending, along with your preferred race number

39 thoughts on “Autocross event May 20th

  1. I’m so there, it’s right down the road, maybe I’ll play that day too, if I get my brakes done 1st.

  2. time to see if we can translate our karting skills to the MINI.

    I am in as well.
    If our karting skills translate, I will be bringing up the back of the pack 😉

  3. Count me in!! I have a couple coworkers (one with a MR2 and one with a SVT Focus), are they free to attend?

  4. OK if I bring my Elise?

    Yes, you can bring the Elise.. We will be running in the Class V, and I don’t think we are too worried about scoring for this event.

    I have a couple coworkers (one with a MR2 and one with a SVT Focus), are they free to attend?

    Yes they can attend, but it would be at the normal Miata club non-member entry price ($30), not our Club discount rate. They also may compete in a different class than us..

  5. Is there an admission charge?

    No charge for spectators, but I believe you need to sign a waiver. There will be a bunch of impressive cars (and drivers) there..

  6. Just found out I have family plans for that day that cannot be changed.

    I’ll be missing this event (really really missing it)

  7. How many runs do you get?

    It varies based on the length of time people are taking on the course as well as how many people show up. We usually do 5 or 6 runs in the morning
    session, check how long it is taking to get a rungroup through, then decide how many runs to do in the afternoon session. It varies from 8 to 15 runs
    for the day.

    What other things should I worry about?

    Plan to show up about 8:30 and spend a little time removing all loose articles from the car, setting tire pressures (bring a pump), and walking the course.

    Registration does not take plastic.

    Be sure to tell the registrar that you are with the MINI club.

    After you drive, be very prompt about getting to your work station.

    We have drinking water on-site, but anything else in the way of drinks/eats is your responsibility.

  8. Will helmets be available?
    Can a passenger wearing helment ride along?

    There are some loaner helmets available. If you have a helmet, you will want to bring it.

    Yes, passengers with helmets are permitted.

  9. I’m so PUMPED for this event after todays Car Control Clinic, total blast, total value. Would be a great event for our club.

  10. While there are loaner helmets available, I would like to try and get my own… any ideas on where to get one?

    Looking forward to Sunday!


  11. Another quick question…

    I have a friend who wants to come and watch, do we have any idea as to what time the MINIs will be running? or at least an approximate time?


  12. Sorry i could not attend todays event. My MINI is in the shop getting all of its last work done before 50k miles. I hope there are more of these this summer.

  13. We had a great time, I know the others took pics to post later. The morning was fun and DRY. The afternoon fun and WET. Most of us had 3 dry runs and 3 wet runs. Best time of the day was a 49sec run all wheel drive car, Best MINI was 54 sec 56, and 58.
    I think I’ll become a member of WCMC to auto X with them. Great group and well run event.

  14. Lots of fun, very well organized. Glad to have gotten in 6 runs with the last group getting washed out. Would like to try again sometime! Kudos to the Miata club for a great event.

  15. Marco Was also there and he had a time of 55.8something…so he should probably be up on that time table thing….just so you know.

  16. Please add Marco and Cliff’s Cooper is an “S” too.

    Sorry, just going off the info that was sent to me. I have updated Cliff’s car and added Marco

  17. WCMC runs a good event! I had looked at their scheduel prior to Sunday and joined up while there as I hope to hit a few of there events later this year.

    As the lone MINI in run group three I only got three runs, with the third being a wet run when the first drizzle hit. The called the event before run group three got any of their second set of runs in.


  18. Not sure if this is the right place for this, but after the autocross i’m thinking i want to do more and am starting to look around at helmets. Anybody have any suggestions (ie ratings I might need, like snell)? Not being a motorcycle rider, i’d be going with an open face one.

    My e-mail is blue_mini05 at hotmail.


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